Human arm found in alligator, after woman goes missing
Jun 09 2018
A necropsy confirmed the gator bit Matsuki, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said in a statement.
Friends and family of a woman believed to have been dragged by an alligator, wait for words on her. Police say the woman was walking her dogs near the pond in the 5600 block of Southwest 52nd Street, Davie. Animal control took the dog. She had been seen out walking her dogs, when a resident reported that they later saw the dogs alone, refusing to leave the area near the lake.
Law enforcement officers gather at the entrance of Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park on Friday in Davie, Florida. However, what they found inside the gator isn't a good sign for Shizuka. Now, hours later, park rangers have reportedly captured the animal, according to Sun Sentinel.
Florida wildlife officials have logged 401 "unprovoked bite incidents" from 1948 to 2017, according to a fact sheet published in 2017.
The pond is in a park near the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, a major Miami-area tourist and entertainment attraction, and is surrounded by homes. "He could not find the woman that was walking the dogs, so he called for police assistance, and we're still looking for her", Davie Police Detective Viviana Gallinal said immeditelly following the incident. "So you're not shocked this happened, not at all, but heartbreaking", Ramasaran said. "They're at least [8-foot], 9-foot alligators". Another woman said that her poodle vanished near the lake on Christmas and she suspected the dog had been eaten.
Aerial photos from the TV station showed a large alligator swimming in the water.
Between 1948 and a year ago, there were 401 people bitten by alligators, including 24 fatalities, the commission has said. Authorities said they pulled a 12-foot gator from the water and found some human remains in its stomach.
"He doesn't even know if she's still alive or not", the man said.